·Upto10% value back on AC tickets purchased at irctc.co.in; 350 activation bonus reward points; benefits on travel, retail, dining and entertainment
·Equipped with NFC technology enabling customers to ‘Tap and Pay’
·Strengthens SBI Card portfolio on RuPay platform

Mumbai : SBI Card and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) today launched the IRCTC SBI Card on RuPayplatform.Designed to reward frequent railway travellers, the card offers travellers on Indian railways maximum savings proposition on their travel, together with superior benefits on retail, dining and entertainment, besides transaction fee waivers.Cardholdersof IRCTC SBI Card on RuPay platform receive upto10% value back on AC1, AC2, AC3, AC CC bookings made at IRCTC website. The card also offers a 1% transaction fee waiver and 350 Bonus Reward Points upon card activation. Reward points accumulated on the card can be redeemed against free tickets on IRCTC website.The cardis equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Customers can simply tap their cards at a secure reader for convenient, secure and faster transactions.With this launch, SBI Card has expanded its portfolio on the RuPay network.
Shri Piyush Goyal, hon’ble Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Government of India said “We are strongly committed in making Railways ‘Atmanirbhar’ in all the fields with ‘Make in India’ initiatives as envisaged by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The IRCTC-SBI co-branded credit card is one of the many Make in India activities undertaken by the Railways. The whole country must progress towards electronic payments and endeavor to make paperless transactions. When three renowned and established institutions enter into a partnership, GOI’s dream of Digital India can be easily achieved. It is my belief that IRCTC SBI Card on RuPay platform will be the most popular choice of card across all strata of society. This card will make us self- reliant and I also urge all the citizens to come forward and make their contribution in creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India, said, “The market of frequent rail travellers in India is vast and there is huge potential for credit cards catering exclusively to the needs of such travellers. IRCTC SBI Card, launched in 2006, is one the best performing travel products from SBI Card. With the launch of this flagship product onto the indigenous RuPay network, a wider audience will be able to avail of the strong value proposition offered by the card. With this launch, SBI Card once again reaffirms its commitment to bring consumers secure, value added, cashless payment solutions.”
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara, MD, GB & S, State Bank of India said, “Three iconic Indian brands have come together to launch IRCTC SBI Card on the fast growing, indigenous RuPay network. IRCTC SBI Card is the only credit card in with partnership IRCTC. Introduction of this marquee product now on RuPay platform will bring a powerful, one stop payment solution to a user base, which frequently travels through the Indian Railway’s vast network. It is a well-established fact that SBI Card has the largest, most diverse co-brand card portfolio in Indian credit card market. This launch will augment the travel card portfolio further.”
According to Mr. Hardayal Prasad, MD & CEO, SBI Card, “IRCTC SBI Cardis one of our flagship offerings and is the only credit card in partnership with IRCTC. We are pleased to partner with RuPay to extend the IRCTC SBI Platinum card on their platform.Packed with compelling benefits and targeted at a vast audience of frequent railway travellers, this card

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